Prime minister Viktor Orbán – Photo: PMO

US young Republicans ‘much inspired’ by Hungary government

The New York Young Republican Club takes a lot of inspiration from the activities of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his government, Gavin Wax, the club's 76th president, said on Monday in the latest installment of The Bold Truth About Hungary, the podcast of the state secretary for international communications, Zoltan Kovacs.
6. March 2023 17:36

Referring to the Republican youth organisation recognising Orban with their John Foster Dulles Award last year, Wax said it had been a step in their efforts to build links between conservative movements, which he saw as key in Transatlantic cooperation. He said the Hungarian government’s activities were unique in Europe and even in the broader Western world in general.

Wax said Hungary’s For Fundamental Rights Centre (Alapjogokert Kozpont) and similar institutions were crucial in building a “counter-narrative” to leftist trends. He said it was “refreshing” to see that countries like Hungary embraced such values as supporting families and child birth or reinforcing their borders.

Wax arrived in Hungary as an organiser of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Hungary, which will take place in Budapest in May.

You can listen to the whole episode here.

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